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Tag Archives: Pythagorean theorem
Origamiinspired Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
While working with math teachers Richard Chang and Randi Currier of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Middle School to come up with problems that use polynomials and rational expressions, we stumbled upon an origamiinspired proof of the Pythagorean theorem that I’d like to … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education
Tagged geometry, origami, Pythagorean theorem, rational expressions
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The Pythagorean Theorem: Is It Proven?
Recently at the Girls’ Angle club, a girl asked: Has the Pythagorean theorem been proven? That was a terrific question! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to discuss it as well or as fully as I would have liked. A lot of … Continue reading
Posted in math
Tagged geometry, math, noneuclidean geometry, proof, Pythagorean theorem, science
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Similarity Simplifies
When you see that two figures are similar to each other, everything becomes simpler. Suddenly, you realize that if you understand one figure, you know everything about the other, except for its absolute size. I was observing some students solving … Continue reading
Posted in Contest Math, math, Math Education
Tagged geometry, Pythagorean theorem, similarity
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